The Island-Ocean Connection Challenge (IOCC) is a collective effort for comprehensive change. Challenge partners are committed to the holistic restoration of at least 40 globally significant island-ocean ecosystems, from ridge-to-reef to benefit biodiversity, climate, and island communities by 2030.
The IOCC Ecosystem The IOCC’s momentum and success is built on an ‘ecosystem’ of partners across a full spectrum of diverse strengths, and resources- we recognize and embrace the need for a complement of contributions. Local island community champions and NGOs, practitioners, governments, and funders are just a few types of partners we seek to achieve the goals of the IOCC. This allows partners to leverage expertise, funding, and networks so that we can address the global crises impacting islands, oceans, and communities together.
You and the IOCC We want to engage NGOs seeking to make a bigger impact, researchers, governments from developed nations that can support developing projects, governments of developing nations willing to prioritize and bolster their communities, and, most importantly, local island champions whose guidance, understanding and leadership best reflects the needs of their people and lands.